1974: City, accompaniment acclaim $6B Harlem accommodation plan
New York Burghal and accompaniment admiral said they would absorb $6.6 billion over 10 years to body or adjust 51,200 accommodation units in Harlem, which amounted to about a analysis of the absolute accommodation banal in the neighborhood, 40 years ago this month.
The aggressive plan was the latest in a alternation of initiatives advised to apple-pie up the already active area, which had collapsed into a abrupt decline.
Previous awakening account were avant-garde afterwards riots in 1935 and 1943. In 1965, Columbia University’s School of Architecture, in concert with District Planning Board 10, appropriate new plans, and again addition set of proposals was allotment of the 1969 citywide adept plan.
The 1974 plan was put alternating by Edward Logue, the admiral of the state’s Urban Development Corp., and Ambassador Abraham Beame, who formed a new Mayoral Appointment of Upper Manhattan Affiliation Planning and Development to beforehand the proposal.
It alleged for 33,400 new accommodation units over the abutting decade, at a amount of $1.5 billion, and rehabilitation of 17,800 units, at a amount of $445 million. The plan additionally envisioned affiliation facilities, as able-bodied as bartering and automated development.
The affairs never accomplished those aerial goals. In fact, by 1978, the bearings had deteriorated. Harlem leaders at the time said the adjacency was in worse action than ever. Some 3,000 accommodation units were absent anniversary year back the plan was appear to decay, arson or abandonment. And because of abundant federal cutbacks in 1974, none were actuality replaced.
1945: REBNY opposes WWII vets’ acting housing
The city’s arch absolute acreage industry affiliation criticized a plan backed by the accepted wartime mayor, Fiorello La Guardia, to body acting accommodation for abiding World War II veterans, 69 years ago this month.
A top controlling from the barter accumulation the Absolute Acreage Board of New York said the plan for non-permanent emergency structures would advance to added poverty-stricken neighborhoods.
However, the burghal and the federal government abutting to advance eight acting accommodation complexes with amplitude for 8,300 families, congenital in barracks-style structures alleged Quonset huts, as able-bodied as prefabricated homes. The rents were about $31 per month.
The burghal provided the locations, and the federal government congenital the structures. The projects included locations that became the Bruckner and Castle Hill houses in the Bronx; the Juniper Valley, Northern Boulevard and Rego Park houses in Queens, and the Jamaica Bay, Ulmer Park and Linden houses in Brooklyn. The aggregate of the homes were burst in the 1950s as abiding accommodation was developed.